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Bailiffs Cottage

Minehead (7mls SW), Exmoor
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located on a private 250-acre estate of woodland, streams, valleys, and fields
  • On your doorstep there are National Trust historic sites as well as medieval villages to explore
  • Being in the Exmoor National Park there are loads of opportunities to walk, mountain bike as well as spot the local wildlife with the majestic herd of Red deer visiting most days

 

Property code: 78698

This delightful detached cottage is located in the Exmoor National Park close to Dunkery Beacon Exmoor’s highest point. Enjoy superb scenery, wildlife and walking on the South West Coastal Path or the national park itself.

This beautifully restored cottage offers guests a glimpse of country life, approached via a small ford - it is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet, but also the perfect base to explore this stunning area of Exmoor and Somerset. Guests can walk through snowdrop valley up to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, where the views are far-reaching. The local village of Wheddon Cross is a short distance away and has a local shop, pub and is most renowned for its displays of the little white flowers in February each year. Visit the Medieval town of Dunster with its variety of shops, cafes and castle. Other points of interest include the West Somerset Steam Railway, Valley of the Rocks and Lynton and Lynmouth with its water powered cliff railway.

You will feel at home immediately with underfloor heating and homely touches throughout, you enter into the lounge which is a perfect place to enjoy time with family and friends where you can sit around the wood burner and enjoy watching a movie on the Smart TV and a selection of books and games. Next is the spacious kitchen/diner which is the perfect room to enjoy some family meals together and is equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Down a couple of steps leads to a good size utility/boot room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, its also ideal for coats and boots. This room handily has a separate door, so it's great for your four-legged friend. Back to the inner hall and there is a cosy snug with a sofa bed, for flexible sleeping arrangements if required (on request). There is a separate WC completing the ground floor. Heading up the stairs there are three bedrooms, a king-size with an en-suite shower and a separate en-suite WC, a twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super-king-size on request) and lastly the double. completing the property is the bathroom with a roll top bath and WC, perfect to relax in a bubble bath after a day exploring the moor.

Stepping outside you will find a patio area with seating, here you can enjoy the warm Somerset evenings and the country views, keep an eye out for the red deer. Proceed down the stone steps to the remainder of the garden which is all fenced and includes a lawn area which borders onto a stream. There is off-road parking for three cars to the front of the property. Please note this property has a private water supply.

  • 3 Bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • Sofa bed available which can be used for flexible sleeping arrangements on request. Please note additional charges apply and the maximum occupancy accepted at the property will remain as 6 guests.
  • 1 Bathroom with roll top bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower and en-suite WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Smart TV in Lounge and TV in the snug
  • Outdoor shower for dogs and boots
  • Gas BBQ
  • Private water supply from Farms own spring
  • Sofa bed can be used for flexible sleeping arrangements on request
  • Care to be taken with children and dogs near the stream
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Leanne Fitzpatrick

This property is personally managed by Leanne.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jessie 28th December 2023

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Our second stay at this beautiful cottage. Very comfortable inside and lots of amazing nature outside. Owners super helpful. Hope to return!

Reviewed by James 24th November 2023

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We have never felt so comfortable from the first day we arrived at Bailiff Cottage. It was warm, cosy, spottlessly clean and so pretty. The scenery and peace and quiet were amazing - just what we needed to reboot before Christmas. We would certainly recommend to friends and we will certainly be returning again.

Reviewed by Alison 8th September 2023

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This is an oasis of peace - immersed in nature. The cottage is beautifully decorated and so cosy . The owners have total respect for preserving our wonderful countryside and staying in their eco friendly cottage you will benefit from their efforts by being amongst free roaming deer , owls , foxes, butterflies and so on . During the entire 2 week hoRead moreliday we heard no noise pollution just the sounds of the babbling brook and nature thank you for sharing your estate Alison & Bear !!!! Hide

Reviewed by J W 25th August 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location with some lovely walks on the doorstep. Fitted out to a very high standard, friendly owners happy to make sure we had a fabulous holiday.

Reviewed by Charlotte 28th July 2023

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An amazing well presented cottage in every way Such a quiet and relaxing location with the private garden extending to your own private valley, perfect for our dogs, with everything thought of to make them as equally comfortable as us In such a perfect place within the Exmoor National Park Thankyou to Alison and Bear for such a lovely welcome Will Read moredefinitely be looking to return again Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 14th July 2023

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Beautiful cottage. If you crave peace and quiet and nature this is the place for you. Extremely well equipped and immaculately clean. Well positioned to enjoy all that Exmoor has to offer. Would love to go back.

Reviewed by Kevin 30th June 2023

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Just perfect... The cottage itself was better than the online images show. The valley was great, the dog loved the space to run about and we humans enjoyed the wooded area. The surrounding area was beautiful (exciting driving some of the country roads !) Couldn't fault the week we've just had at Bailiffs Cottage..

Reviewed by Peter 26th May 2023

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This is without any doubt one of the most idyllic and gorgeous places to stay in the UK. If you want to get away from all the stresses of the modern world this is the place. Absolutely incredible cottage with everything you could ask for and more. You will fall in love with Bailiffs cottage.

Reviewed by Debbie 12th May 2023

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The property exceeded all expectations. Weve given 5* but it deserves more than that. Its a little piece of heaven. If youre looking for somewhere to recharge your batteries Bailiffss Cottage will certainly do this. We loved every minute of our stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Jayne 17th February 2023

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We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cottage and the private country estate it is situated within so much, it's a real home from home .. we can't wait to come back! Alison & Bear are very, very kind, and the house and land are a real credit to their hard work and imagination... The cottage has everything needed and more. It's furnished to an extremely high andRead more comfortable standard. We would highly recommend it without a doubt. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 3rd February 2023

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Had a wonderful stay, would certainly recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Sue 13th January 2023

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This is a beautiful cottage set in the heart of Exmoor. Comfortable, cosy, warm and quiet, with stunning views. Great walks straight from the front door, through the estate. Saw many deer. Home-made cake, flowers and blazing fire on arrival. Alison and Bear have made a lovely home from home. We arrived in a monsoon and left in thick snow ! ThoroughRead morely recommended on every level. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Katharine 9th December 2022

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Fantastic location. Very peaceful location in a wooded valley with lovely walks. We were snowed in but couldnt think of a better place to be just before Christmas. It was magical. The cottage had a delightful Christmas tree and decorations. Very helpful owners who checked we were ok after the snowfall. Fortunately we had arrived with plenty of foodRead more. Good location for exploring Exmoor - if you are not snowed in! Hide

Reviewed by Simon 25th November 2022

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Beautiful tranquil cottage where you can relax and truly appreciate nature . The cottage has everything you need and Ali & Bear have created a place of your dreams to stay in. We had our two dogs with us and they both love it , especially the underfloor heating!!. See you again soon we will return in 2023

Reviewed by Jack 13th November 2022

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Really lovely stay, very cosy, homely feel. friendly owner who isnt imposing at all and kindly let us enjoy the the holiday, whilst being only a phone call away if needed. Property is well equipped, safe, warm and clean. Impressed by the stunning views, quiet location, private valley to walk dogs and villages nearby. Have recommended to friends whoRead more have already booked their stay! Cant wait to go back in the future! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 28th October 2022

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Beautiful location and a fantastic cottage. Lovely owner as well. Five stars in all respects.

Reviewed by Trevor 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 26th August 2022

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Fantastic cottage in wonderful surroundings. We saw Deer on our walk every evening and a huge Stag one night. Tranquil setting but within easy reach of so many interesting places to visit.

Reviewed by Rozen 8th July 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We would highly recommend - particularly for the wildlife which include swifts, martins, rabbits and deer.

Reviewed by Shelagh 1st July 2022

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Fabulous location, wonderful to see the deer and other wildlife. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped for a holiday let and we especially appreciated the dog shower after a trip to the beach. The cottage felt homely but stylish and we loved the personal touches like fresh flowers in the rooms and a homemade cake on arrival. Garden was perfectRead more for dogs too, they enjoyed pottering through the stream when it was hot as well as running around in safety when they needed to let off steam. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 24th June 2022

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The most beautiful and luxurious cottage set in idyllic surroundings. This cottage oozes luxury throughout. The homemade cake and fresh flowers are a welcome touch. The owners greeted us on arrival to welcome us and answer any questions we had. The owners are on hand if required but they are not intrusive. Dogs are made to feel as welcome as humansRead more. The valley, of which the cottage is located is for the holidaymaker to explore. Red deer were spotted every day peacefully grazing. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 20th May 2022

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Fantastic cottage ! Lovely little touches of a cake left for us the enjoy after a long drive. Lots of extra touches to make you feel at home and all bedding and towels high quality truely luxurious ad would Definatly go back

Reviewed by Fiona 6th May 2022

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Absolutely super cottage especially if you have dogs as there is the most fabulous walking within easy reach a beautiful area of the country so peaceful and relaxing. Will definitely go again.

Reviewed by Richard 29th April 2022

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The cottage is amazing. Comfy, spacious and all the amenities you needand more. Beautiful setting with its own private valley. Our dogs loved it too.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd April 2022

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Fantastic location excellent clean well equipped cottage perfect in every way

Reviewed by Joseph 8th April 2022

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Beautiful, clean and very well equipped. A little paradise for us and our dogs with plenty of space. We will definitely be back!

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